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 The Pirates' Gerrit Cole delivers a pitch in August against the Braves at PNC Park. Cole will start today's game at the Cardinals.

Pirates recall Gerrit Cole, Tony Sanchez

Cole will start today’s game at St. Louis, and the Pirates also activated reliever Stolmy Pimentel from the disabled list.

about 4 hours ago


 Markus Wheaton leaps for a small gain against the Panthers in the first half Thursday at Heinz Field.

On the Steelers: Wheaton excited to step into big role

Markus Wheaton will be a key cog in the Steelers offensive attack this season after the losses of speedy receivers the past couple years.

about 17 hours ago


 Jeff Locke pitches against the Cardinals Wednesday afternoon at PNC Park.

Pirates notebook: Focus is on winning with September call-ups

The Pirates’ decision-making process for which players to bring up when rosters expand has changed in recent years.

about 17 hours ago


 Josh Harrison singles Sunday against the Reds at PNC Park.

Ron Cook: Pirates’
 resiliency is 
remarkable

After all the injuries, slumps and losing streaks, the Pirates have stepped up. With the playoff race intensifying, expect more of the same.

about 17 hours ago


 West Virginia's Rushel Shell tries to fight off Alabama's Kenyan Drake on a punt return in the second half Saturday at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta.

Shell impressive early in season opener for West Virginia

Pitt transfer and former Hopewell star Rushel Shell gained 37 yards on six carries in his Mountaineers debut.

about 17 hours ago


 Mars senior running back Josh Schultheis broke his tibia when he was tackled in the team's opener Friday against Indiana. The Planets lost the game, 29-26.

High school football notebook: Leg injury ends season for Mars RB Schultheis

Mars senior running back Josh Schultheis became part of a sad, familiar story, when he broke his tibia in the opener Friday against Indiana.

about 17 hours ago


Bob Smizik: September baseball -- all a fan can ask

The Pirates are within relatively easy distance of a championship, and if not that at least a playoff berth.

about 11 hours ago


Steelers sign war veteran Villanueva to practice squad

Alejandro Villanueva played football at West Point as a wide receiver, defensive lineman and offensive tackle.

about 19 hours ago


 Starling Marte just gets under the tag of the Reds' first baseman Todd Frazier.

Pirates falter, 3-2, in final game of series against Reds

Chris Heisey and Johnny Cueto led the Reds to the team’s win today at PNC Park before a crowd of 37,591.

about 19 hours ago


 Wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey, left, playing for the Oakland Raiders, is hit by Steelers free safety Ryan Mundy in a Sept. 23, 2012 game in Oakland, Calif. Heyward-Bey was injured on the play and had to leave the game.

To retire or not?: Steelers receiver Heyward-Bey decides to keep on playing

Steelers WR Darrius Heyward-Bey wrestles with concussion issues and whether they should end his football career.

1 day ago


 Chad Voytik talks with coach Paul Chryst Saturday at Heinz Field. Voytik didn’t need to do too much in his first game as the Pitt quarterback, finishing 10 of 13 for 84 yards and two touchdowns.

Voytik at ease in first start as Pitt QB

The stats might make it seem as if Chad Voytik was a minor part of Pitt's 62-0 win against Delaware, but he took his first start in stride.

about 18 hours ago


 Jose Tabata paid his first dividend since returning by knocking in Josh Harrison from third with what proved to be the winning run against the Cincinnati Reds Friday night at PNC Park.

On the Pirates: Jose Tabata is back to work

After working through the shock, Jose Tabata got back to business at Indianapolis and eventually got back to PNC Park with the Pirates.

1 day ago


 Neil walker and right fielder Andrew Lambo misplay the ball hit by Reds Zack Cozart for a single Saturday at PNC Park.

Pirates notebook: Morel called up again to bolster bench

The Pirates will try to beef up their depleted bench by recalling infielder Brett Morel from Indianapolis.

1 day ago


 Austin Johnson celebrates with the Dan Rooney Trophy after Penn State's victory against Central Florida in the Croke Park Classic Saturday in Dublin.

Defensive linemen apply the pressure in Penn State's Ireland win

Led by Anthony Zettel, Penn State's defensive line forced the issue and fronted a 26-24 victory Saturday against Central Florida.

about 19 hours ago


District football roundup: Duquesne's upset bid comes up short

The Dukes fell at Buffalo despite a furious rally after facing a 21-0 deficit in the second quarter.

1 day ago


 DaeSean Hamilton of Penn State is tackled by Brandon Alexander of Central Florida in the Croke Park Classic American Football match Aug. 30 at Croke Park Stadium in Dublin.

Hamilton’s record outing eases concerns at receiver for Penn State

The Nittany Lions had a couple of young receivers in DaeSean Hamilton and Geno Lewis give a preview of life without Allen Robinson.

1 day ago


High school football roundup: Perone lifts 
Seton-LaSalle

Star quarterback Tyler Perone helped lead the Rebels past Class AA conference rival South Park Saturday.

1 day ago


 From left to right, Larry Marcello of Brentwood, Greg Neugebauer of Delmont, Nick Kennedy of Regent Square and Steve Benso of Shadyside tailgate Saturday on the North Shore, which was full of activity with University of Pittsburgh playing the University of Delaware at Heinz Field, the Pirates playing the Cincinnati Reds and the Kickoff and Rib Festival all happening.

Pittsburgh's North Shore survives trifecta of events

Pitt football, Pirates baseball and the all-day Rib Fest made traffic and parking tight on the North Shore, but planning prevailed.

1 day ago


Wildlife: A century without passenger pigeons

On Sept. 1, 1914, the last known passenger pigeon died in the Cincinnati Zoo. Rarely, if ever, have we known the precise moment an entire

1 day ago


Outdoor notebook: Hunting mentorship isn't only among families

A recent survey found that 27 percent of respondents said they had taken a girl or boy hunting who was not related to them.

1 day ago


 Ron Regan, Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies.

State of mind: Attitudes of mourning dove hunters probed in new national survey

A comprehensive new survey reveals who is hunting for mourning doves, the ammunition used, where they hunt and whom hunters trust for info.

1 day ago


 West Virginia's Rushel Shel tries to fight off Alabama's Kenyan Drake on a punt return during the second half of today's game in Atlanta.

West Virginia falls to Alabama, 33-23

West Virginia, pegged as 26-point underdogs, trailed by three points at halftime but Alabama held on for a 33-23 victory.

1 day ago


 Pirates' starter Vance Worley delivers against the Cincinnati Reds at PNC Park today. The Pirates won, 3-2.

Worley, Walker power Pirates to a 3-2 victory against the Cincinnati Reds

Pirates pitcher Vance Worley shook off three bad starts and was borderline dominant over the Reds before a crowd of 38,023 at PNC Park.

1 day ago


Bob Smizik: J-Hay does everything but pitch the ninth

Do you believe this guy?

2 days ago


 Pitt's James Conner carries for a touchdown against Delaware at Heinz Field Saturday afternoon.

Pitt pounds Delaware 62-0

For the first time in the Paul Chryst era, Pitt started its season with a win — and an emphatic one at that.

1 day ago


 Penn State's Angelo Mangiro, left, and Austin Johnson celebrate with the Dan Rooney Trophy after victory over UCF in the Croke Park Classic American Football match in Dublin, Ireland.

Last-second field goal pushes Penn State to 26-24 win over Central Florida

The Irish got everything they could have asked for as far as entertainment, and so did Penn State.

1 day ago


 Shaquille Richardson was one of the players the Steelers released to hit their 53-man mark for the roster.

Steelers release two draft picks to reduce roster to 53 players

Three other former draft picks were cut as well as some free agents who had been dark horses to make the team.

2 days ago


 James Harrison

Former Steelers linebacker Harrison announces retirement

“My love for my family and the need to be there for them outweighs my desire to play the game,” Harrison wrote on Facebook.

2 days ago


Pitt, Pirates games and Rib Fest spell North Shore parking problems today

Drivers who have not prepaid will not even be allowed to enter the North Shore after 2 p.m.

2 days ago


 The Pirates recalled infielder Brent Morel from Class AAA Indianapolis and he will be available against the Reds today.

Pirates recall Brent Morel

In order to make room for Morel, the Pirates have optioned pitcher Jeff Locke to one of their minor league affiliates to be determined.

2 days ago


 Steelers rookie linebacker Ryan Shazier intercepts pass during a preseason game earlier this month.

Steelers' youth movement officially arrives

For the first time in 26 years, the top picks from the past two drafts will start on defense in the season opener.

2 days ago


 Charlie Morton pitches against the Padres at PNC Park on Sunday afternoon, August 10, 2014.

Pirates notebook: Good and bad from Charlie Morton's rehab start

Pirates say plenty to like from pitchers outing in Altoona but not decision yet on when he will come off the disabled list.

2 days ago


 Vance Worley gave up two runs, one earned, in 6 1/3 innings against the Reds Saturday at PNC Park.

Gene Collier: Pirates pitchers all clicking at right time

The Pirates pitching staff is in the midst of its best week of the season, and it couldn't come at a better time.

1 day ago


 Pitt head coach Paul Chryst.

Pitt, head coach Chryst looking for better result in season opener

The opener against Delaware is a polar opposite to the Panthers’ opener last year against Florida State in many, many ways.

2 days ago


 Thousands of Penn State fans take part in a pep rally at Temple Bar in Dublin, Ireland, Friday, Aug. 29, 2014. Penn State plays UCF in a football game today.

Irish reception for Penn State game a mixed bag

Penn State’s game today is part of American football’s growth in Ireland. But the game comes at a controversial time.

2 days ago


 West Virginia head coach Dana Holgorsen watches his team during the Blue-Gold Spring Game at Milan Puskar Stadium Saturday afternoon, April 12, 2014.

West Virginia facing long odds in season opener today

SEC dynasty Alabama is a 26-point favorite in the first meeting between the two schools.

2 days ago


 Braden Pahanish scores Thomas Jefferson's first touchdown Friday night in the Jaguars' win against Ringgold at home.

Thomas Jefferson runs wild over Ringgold

The Jaguars were led by Austin Kemp in a dominant 49-6 rout of a conference foe with a usually dangerous quarterback.

2 days ago


Penn Hills capitalizes on costly fumbles in win vs. Upper St. Clair

Penn Hills recovered three Upper St. Clair fumbles in a span of 61/2-minute span, keying a 31-13 Indians' victory Friday night.

2 days ago


Class AAAA: Plum routs Hempfield in opener

Nick Coxon leads Plum to its first conference win since 2011 Friday night against Hempfield.

2 days ago


 Central Valley's Ryan Roberson runs past the Montour defense Friday night.

Class AAA roundup: Knoch upsets No. 5 Franklin Regional

The Knights opened the season with a home victory against the Panthers in the Greater Allegheny Conference.

2 days ago


Penn State faithful nearly 10,000 strong in Ireland

Fans have felt at home in Dublin, preparing for the Nittany Lions’ season-opener today against Central Florida.

2 days ago


Class AA roundup: South Fayette cruises to win

Brett Brumbaugh had an efficient outing as he helped the Post-Gazette's Class AA top-ranked Lions to a relatively easy 49-6 win against

2 days ago


City League roundup: Brashear thumps Carrick in opener

Ty Powe and Khalil Saunders lead the way to a 26-7 Brashear win Friday night against Carrick.

2 days ago


Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic rolls to win

Class A roundup:The defending WPIAL and PIAA champions extend winning streak to 17 games with a convincing 63-19 victory at Northgate.

about 10 hours ago


Larry Walsh on biking: Rail-trail deals that are hard to beat

Western Maryland Scenic Railroad offers cyclists a hard-to-beat rail-trail experience.

2 days ago


Football Summaries: Game-by-Game Saturday

Summaries from Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014

1 day ago


Football Summaries: Game-by-Game Friday

Summaries from Friday, Aug. 29, 2014

2 days ago


Football Leaders: Rushing, Passing, Receiving

Individual leaders from Friday, Aug. 29, 2014

2 days ago


 NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell

NFL takes tougher stand on domestic violence

The about-face by Roger Goodell, the most powerful executive in U.S. sports, was stunning in its earnestness and clarity.

3 days ago


 From left, Kittaning and Ford City football players Chad Cloonan, Brady Crissman, John Bittner, Zeke Walker, Logan Robb, Nick Bowers, Mike Bartosiewicz, Brady Kirkwood and Garrett Virostek pose for a portrait outside the under construction Armstrong High School, where Kittaning and Ford City will merge next year.

Varsity Xtra: As Kittanning and Ford City prepare to merge, it's 'last ride'

Ford City, Kittanning students, fans and players hope one team is better than two when merger takes hold next school year.

3 days ago



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